U.S., S. Korea Launch War Games as Tensions Escalate


YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — The rattle of new artillery fire from North Korea just hours after the U.S. and South Korea launched a round of war games in Korean waters sent residents, journalists, police and troops on a front-line island scrambling for cover Sunday.

None of the rounds landed on Yeonpyeong Island, military officials said, but the incident showed how tense the situation remains along the Koreas’ disputed maritime border five days after a North Korean artillery attack decimated parts of the island and killed four South Koreans.

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